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Bridge at the Bridge Gate

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Address: Kamenná

 
 
 

Bridge at the Bridge Gate

The oldest bridge at the former Bridge Gate was the only bridge across the Eger river in the town providing all traffic in the northern direction to Františkovy Lázně and further to the border with Saxony and Bavaria till the half the 20est century. In 1899 it was replaced by a new modern bridge, serving until April 1945 when it was blasted by the Cheb militia. The temporary wooden bridge built by American sappers was damaged during the floods in the spring of 1947 and the sapper military division set up and protruded an iron construction of a new bridge across the river in April. Despite it was an English Bailey sapper bridge it was called American bridge until 1988 when it was replaced by a concrete structure.

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The original bridge no longer exists. It was replaced by a concrete structure.

 

Contact Information

Address: Kamenná

 

Pictures

Cheb bridge. Schilhabel around 1875

Cheb bridge. Schilhabel around 1875

Cheb bridge. View from east. J. Haberzettl 1898.

Cheb bridge. View from east. J. Haberzettl 1898.

Cheb bridge. Before the construction of the new bridge. J. Haberzettl 1898

Cheb bridge. Before the construction of the new bridge. J. Haberzettl 1898

 
Cheb bridge. New iron bridge. J. Haberzettl 1899

Cheb bridge. New iron bridge. J. Haberzettl 1899

Cheb bridge. The conditions in  1945

Cheb bridge. The conditions in 1945

Cheb bridge. Construction of a temporary bridge in 1947

Cheb bridge. Construction of a temporary bridge in 1947

 
Cheb bridge . Aerial view from 1999

Cheb bridge . Aerial view from 1999

Cheb bridge. Johann Süh´s plan 1818

Cheb bridge. Johann Süh´s plan 1818

Cheb bridge. Site plan. V. Prökl 1828

Cheb bridge. Site plan. V. Prökl 1828

 
Cheb bridge. Site plan. Built-up area  contest 1935

Cheb bridge. Site plan. Built-up area contest 1935

Cheb bridge. Johann Süh´s plan 1818

Cheb bridge. Johann Süh´s plan 1818

Cheb bridge. Johann Süh´s plan 1818

Cheb bridge. Johann Süh´s plan 1818

 
Cheb bridge. Site plan 1831. Guard house

Cheb bridge. Site plan 1831. Guard house

Cheb bridge. Drawing by Kritzler 1871

Cheb bridge. Drawing by Kritzler 1871

Cheb bridge. Plan. Built-up area  contest 1935

Cheb bridge. Plan. Built-up area contest 1935

 
Cheb bridge. Plan. Built-up area  contest 1935

Cheb bridge. Plan. Built-up area contest 1935

Cheb bridge. Plan. Built-up area contest 1935

Cheb bridge. Plan. Built-up area contest 1935

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

 
Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

 
Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

Bridge at the Bridge Gate 2013

 

 
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